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Is the chemical peel a risky thing to do?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Main risk scar or pigment change.

In brief: No

Main risk scar or pigment change.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No, depends on depth

Generally no. Peels, when done right, are safe.
The depth of a peel determines how much of a result you expect. Deeper peel=better results but higher risk. More superficial peels can give less impressive results, but have minimal downtime and low risk. See a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with peel experience to discuss the results you want, the risks, and expected recovery.

In brief: No, depends on depth

Generally no. Peels, when done right, are safe.
The depth of a peel determines how much of a result you expect. Deeper peel=better results but higher risk. More superficial peels can give less impressive results, but have minimal downtime and low risk. See a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with peel experience to discuss the results you want, the risks, and expected recovery.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually no

Chemical peels are usually relatively superficial and can help improve skin smoothness, reduce acne and create more even pigmentation or color. Current peels often have technological improvements that allow more even treatment, less inflammation, and more thourough neutralization.

In brief: Usually no

Chemical peels are usually relatively superficial and can help improve skin smoothness, reduce acne and create more even pigmentation or color. Current peels often have technological improvements that allow more even treatment, less inflammation, and more thourough neutralization.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It can be

Peels come in various types and potencies.
Generally speaking they are excellent options for treating very superficial skin problems. If improperly performed by inexperienced or unqualified insividuals or i'd complicated, higher potency peelss can produce significant deformity.

In brief: It can be

Peels come in various types and potencies.
Generally speaking they are excellent options for treating very superficial skin problems. If improperly performed by inexperienced or unqualified insividuals or i'd complicated, higher potency peelss can produce significant deformity.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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